Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan unveiled a giant mural of thespian Dadasaheb Phalke in Mumbai on Thursday.
Bachchan inaugurated the 120*150 foot painting of the producer-director-screenwriter of Hindi films on the sidelines of St art Mumbai Festival.
Phalke, who is referred to as the father of Indian cinema, made India's first feature film, 'Raja Harishchandra' in the year 1913.
"Bollywood is one of the largest film industries in the world today, but only a few know about Dadasaheb Phalke. It is important that the young generation values Phalke's efforts and see him in this new avatar," said Hanif Kureshi, creative director of St art Mumbai, Bollywood Life quoted him as saying.
The mural is painted on the MTNL Building in Bandra.
The tall, handsome Bachchan in front of the legend Phalke's painting looked charming as usual. He expressed his feelings on Twitter as well: "T 1703 - Inaugurated a mural 150'x120' of Dada Saheb Phalke, the founder of film in India, 1913, on the MTNL building at Bandra .. inspiring."
T 1703 - Inaugurated .. a mural of Dadasaheb Phalke, founder of film industry, 150'x120' .. so impressed .. on MTNL pic.twitter.com/nkDhrEBob6
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 11, 2014
"I feel very blessed and honoured to be here," said Bachchan at the event. He said painting on street walls rather than giving a speech about any issue is very unusual and unique concept.
The "Paa" actor was one of the winners of Phalke Ratna Award at Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards in 2012.
Bachchan will be now seen in his upcoming film "Piku" next year with actress Deepika Padukone.
Check out the above slideshow of Big B unveiling Dadasaheb Phalke's mural and also watch the video below.